Bowdoin Softball Sweeps Trinity In Doubleheader

Bowdoin Softball Sweeps Trinity In Doubleheader

Hartford, Conn. – The visiting Bowdoin College Polar Bears swept a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division softball doubleheader this afternoon against the Trinity College Bantams, 6/9-5/1, to win the weekend’s three-game series.  The Bantams, which won yesterday’s series opener, 1-0, drops to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in the NESCAC East, while Bowdoin improves to 13-6 overall and 2-1 in the division.

Bowdoin took a 5-0 lead early in the first game on a two-run homer by senior co-captain OF Gen Barlow (Norwich, Conn.) in the first inning and solo shot by senior Toni DaCampo (Woburn, Mass.) followed by an two-run blast by first-year 1B Katie Gately (Rehoboth, Mass.) in the third inning. Trinity got two runs back in the bottom of the fourth frame when senior tri-captain 1B Kerry McCarthy (Andover, Mass.) singled and scored with sophomore 2B Miranda Riendeau-Card (Bowdoinham, Maine) on a throwing error.

In the fifth frame, Trinity first-year 3B Erica Correa (Glen Rock, N.J.) delivered a two-run double to make the score, 5-4, but Bowdoin answered with a run-scoring double by sophomore C Casey Correa (Stamford, Conn.) in the top of the sixth.  Bantam freshman OF Elizabeth McQuaid (Lowell, Mass.) led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple and scored on an RBI single by junior C Abby Ostrom (Carlisle, Mass.), but Ostrom was left stranded. 

Sophomore Nancy Walker (Alexandria, Va.) was the winning pitcher for Bowdoin, allowing five hits and one earned run with three strikeouts over six innings, while classmate Melissa DellaTorre (Scarborough, Maine), fresh off a one-hitter in a losing effort yesterday, recorded a save in the seventh despite some trouble.  Bantam freshman RHP Amanda Feldman (Natick, Mass.) was solid in relief in the circle, yielding five hits and one run over 4.1 innings of work.  Ostrom finished 3-for-4 for the Bantam offense, and Barlow and Correa both had two hits for Bowdoin.

Game two featured plenty of offense from the Polar Bears, led by DaCampo who hit two doubles, a triple, scored two runs and knocked in two RBI.  Dicampo started the game with a double and Bowdoin jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead.  Trinity and Bowdoin each recorded run-scoring sacrifice flyouts in the third inning, making the score, 3-1, in favor of the Polar Bears. 

Bowdoin separated themselves with two runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, and a run in the sixth.  DellaTorre held the Trinity offense at bay over those same innings, ending the mercy-rule shortened second game with a perfect inning to improve to 5-2 on the year.  DellaTorre allowed four hits and struck out three in the complete game performance.  Walker recorded a three-hit performance for the Polar Bears, who totaled 14 hits in the game.  Feldman took a complete-game loss for the Bantams.

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score